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Harrison vs. Rye Saturday: What You Need to Know

HARRISON, N.Y. - The Harrison Central School District released a statement Thursday outlining expectations and guidelines for residents who plan on attending Saturday's heated Harrison vs. Rye football game.

Harrison Athletics Director Patricia A. Seligman and Harrison High School Principal James A. Ruck detailed ticket sales, appropriate conduct, and information on the annual pep rally in the release:

It is our pleasure to invite you to a very special athletic event to be held at McGillicuddy Stadium at Harrison High School. This coming Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. is the Harrison Huskies/Rye Garnets football game. Following are details and a few requests we ask of you to help keep this game an event that maintains a tradition of pride in our athletes and our community, and that models cooperation, sportsmanship, and respect of the teams.

Oct. 15, 2011- The Harrison – Rye varsity football game is hosted by Harrison this year. The game begins at 1:30 p.m. at McGillicuddy Stadium at Harrison High School. Our defending Class A Championship Team is off to a great start. Harrison enters the game with a 3-2 record and Rye enters with a 2-3 record. This always promises to be an exciting game.

Please note the following details and requests:

• Tickets go on sale at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, 10/15, at Harrison High School.

• If you are wearing the black tee-shirt sold by the GO to students throughout Spirit Week, admission is free.

• Ticket price: $5.00 for adults and children over four years of age; children under four years of age are admitted at no charge

• Children must be supervised at all times. We are expecting a large crowd and everyone's cooperation is requested in this matter.

•The Cheerleader Booster Club will be on hand selling Harrison souvenirs and the Band Booster Club will be selling refreshments – NO COOLERS PERMITTED BEYOND THE TICKET GATE.

• The Harrison Central School campus is alcohol, drug, and smoke free.

• Parking is limited: handicapped parking will be designated on the gym side of the school. We have also secured the office parking lots at 550 and 600 Mamaroneck Ave. You can park in these lots and walk up Union Avenue to the school (.4 miles) or take advantage of the shuttle bus. Harrison Police will be on hand to supervise walkers. Parking will also be available at LMK middle school and shuttle buses will be available from the middle school to the high school. Handicapped vans will be available at both the Mamaroneck and LMK sites.

• Please note: No street parking will be allowed on the roadways near the high school.

• MSG Varsity will be on hand filming the game.

• No signs or banners (Section 1 Policy).

• No coolers (refreshments for sale on site) No open containers allowed.

• No backpacks (all bags are subject to search).

• No horns, noisemakers, etc.

• No dogs.

• No alcohol; no smoking.

• No pick-up ball games on side fields. No footballs allowed on site.

On behalf of the team and of Harrison High School, we encourage you to attend and enjoy the game and to join with us in representing Harrison as a community throughout the activities surrounding this long-standing athletic rivalry.

The Harrison-Rye Junior Varsity football game takes place at Rye High School at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 15, 2011. Please come out to support our JV football team.

The annual Pep Rally will be held in the Harrison High School large gym at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, followed by the bonfire (weather permitting) on the lower fields.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and support!


Dr. James A. Ruck, Principal Harrison High School Harrison Central School District

Patricia A. Seligman District Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Harrison Central School District

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